The communication of meaning and the structuration of expectations: Giddens' "structuration theory" and Luhmann's "self-organization"

@article{Leydesdorff2010TheCO,
  title={The communication of meaning and the structuration of expectations: Giddens' "structuration theory" and Luhmann's "self-organization"},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
  year={2010},
  volume={61},
  pages={2138-2150}
}
  • Loet Leydesdorff
  • Published in J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol. 2010
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • The communication of meaning as different from (Shannon-type) information is central to Luhmann's social systems theory and Giddens' structuration theory of action. These theories share an emphasis on reflexivity, but focus on meaning along a divide between inter-human communication and intentful action as two different systems of reference. Recombining these two theories into a theory about the structuration of expectations, interactions, organization, and self-organization of intentional… CONTINUE READING

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